Selection Sunday marks the official beginning of March Madness. Here’s is how and when to find out if the LSU Tigers basketball teams will be dancing this month.
The LSU Tigers men’s and women’s basketball teams have had very different seasons. The men are likely watching from the couch while the women are looking to secure a top 3 seed in the tournament. Let’s take a look at when and where you can watch the men’s and women’s March Madness selection shows.
When is the Men’s March Madness selection?
The Men’s Tournament Selection Sunday occurs March 12th, after the conference tournament finals. But, of course, LSU Tigers fans are mostly concerned with where the Bayou Bengals factor in.
Unfortunately, the LSU’s men’s basketball team is likely done playing after the SEC Tournament. The Tigers entered Nashville as the 14-seed and needing a historical tournament run to muster a March Madness prayer. Any hope for an NCAA Tournament bid requires 5-straight wins against top teams and an SEC Tournament title.
Suffice it to say; we recommend LSU Tigers fans refrain from getting their hopes up.
March 12th is a big day as it features five conference championships to include the SEC and Big Ten title games. The SEC Championship Game tips off at 12 p.m. CST and the Big Ten Championship starts at 2:30 p.m. CST. The 2023 Men’s Tournament selection show will air on CBS following the conclusion of both games.
When is the Women’s 2023 Selection Sunday?
The women’s Selection Sunday also occurs on March 12th after conference championship games. Fortunately for LSU Tigers fans, the women’s team will play on.
The LSU Tigers women’s team is one of the most dominant in the nation this season. LSU finished the regular season with a program best, 27-1 record including 15-1 in SEC play. Unfortunately, the Bayou Bengals were unable to capture the SEC title, falling to Tennessee in the semifinals.
The Lady Tigers remain in Baton Rouge and awaiting their NCAA Tournament seeding for March Madness.
Things are a little different for the women’s selection Sunday, as most of the games are finished well before the Selection Show. Such affords the selection committee more time to determine the teams going dancing and where they’ll be seeded. You can tune into the Women’s 2023 Selection Show at 7 p.m. CST on ESPN.
Who Makes the NCAA Tournament?
The men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments are composed of 68-team brackets. 32 teams that win their conference qualify for an automatic bid where the other 34 teams come from a pool of non-conference winners. The selection committee must decide where all 68 teams rank based on a multitude of factors. Also, the committee is responsible for separating selected teams into four regional brackets.